Curant Health is proud to honor our friend Mike Yasick today and ensure that his memory and legacy live on!


Mike passed away on March 8, 2013 from Vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (VEDS). VEDS is a rare, single-gene, autosomal dominant disease caused by mutations in the body’s COL3A1 gene and is the most severe and life-threatening form of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). In 2013, Beth Kephart published this blog post to share a glimpse into Mike and his impact on those around him. The DEFY Foundation was created in 2014 in honor of the Yasick family. If you’d like to donate directly to DEFY or learn more about the cause, click here.